Jan 13, 2015 12:57 am | IDG News Service
The ring has NFC functions and is targeted at maintenance and repair workers
by Tim Hornyak
Fujitsu is continuing its push into wearables for the workplace with a prototype Блютуз ring that lets users "write" in the air so they can work hands-free.
The gestural device goes on Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air the index finger and can be used to write Japanese characters, Latin letters or numbers in midair. A linked smartphone or other Блютуз mobile device with a Fujitsu app can instantly recognize numbers written with the ring with about 95 percent accuracy, according to developer Fujitsu Laboratories.
The Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air ring can also be used to select items in a menu shown in a linked head-mounted display and to retrieve information from NFC (near field communication) tags.
It's mainly designed for workers doing maintenance or repairs, and allows them to quickly add written notes while working as Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air well as call up cloud data such as schematics or instructions associated with pieces of equipment that have NFC tags. Often used in smartphones, NFC is a short-range wireless link that allows two devices or a device and an NFC tag to exchange data.
The chunky plastic ring houses motion Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air sensors, an NFC tag reader and a Блютуз Low Energy module in addition to a battery that lasts about eight hours. The prototype weighs less than 10 grams.
"This ring could be useful in very noisy work environments, for instance, where communication is difficult," said Yuichi Murase, a research manager at Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air Fujitsu's Human Centric Computing Laboratories. "Workers can also use it to write notes on photos they take."
During a demonstration at a press event in Tokyo on Tuesday, a Fujitsu staffer wore a helmet-mounted display linked to the ring. He used the ring to write Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air several Chinese characters, which are used in Japanese writing, such as "new" and "mountain" as well as the characters for "Fujitsu."
A linked laptop traced the movement of his index finger in the air as it went through the strokes. The characters were quite messy since they were drawn in the Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air air, but the system almost always recognized them correctly.
The recognition technology developed by Fujitsu is able to distinguish and ignore the unwanted connections between the strokes. The more strokes a character has, the better the recognition rate, according to the company.
The development follows on the lab's Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air development of a wearable in the form of a mesh-like glove. Unveiled in early 2014, the glove links with a head-mounted display to speed up maintenance work and in other applications where NFC tags are often used.
Fujitsu is continuing to test the Блютуз ring with an Fujitsu Bluetooth ring lets you write in the air eye to launching it for enterprise users by April 2016.
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